Today I wanted give you a brief peek into a sweet conversation that recently happened at our house.
Owen has been experiencing some growing pains lately. I heard once that a dose of extra calcium can help to soothe growing pains, so I always offer him a glass of milk. Maybe it’s an old wives tale… maybe it’s all in his head… but he usually calms down and goes to sleep afterwards.
The other night at bedtime I was laying down with him and he said “Mom, can I have a glass of milk?”
“We’re all out” I replied.
“Can’t you just go to the store and get some?” he asked.
“No, because in a couple of days we’re going to get more and it would be wasteful to spend extra money on milk from the store when we’re already paying for milk from the farm, especially since it’s kind of expensive.”
He paused for a moment.
“Umm… Mom? Wouldn’t it make more sense to buy milk from the store?”
“What do you mean?” I asked. “Do you mean ‘Wouldn’t it cost less money?’”
“Yeah!” he replied “Couldn’t you save money and just get our milk from the store? Wouldn’t that be better?”
“Well, yes, it would cost less money” I said, “but it wouldn’t be better. Here are a couple of things...